Former NBA star Dennis Rodman said he's sorry for his comments implying North Korea had just cause to imprison American missionary Kenneth Bae.
North Korea remained the world's top persecutor of Christians in 2013, according to the new World Watch List from Open Doors International.
The United Nations is warning that western Iraq is facing a critical humanitarian crisis.
Iran has just sentenced a Christian convert named Hossein Saketi to a year behind bars, Mohabat News reports.
The European Union has been called the most ambitious political project in history, but it faces a very troubled future. And in politics, as in boxing, the bigger they are, the harder they fall.
Egyptian police are guarding Coptic churches across the country as they celebrate Christmas.
An Islamic court in Pakistan has decreed that blaspheming Islam's prophet should be punishable only by death.
The United States will not send troops to help the Iraqi government re-take two cities captured by al Qaeda.
Peace talks over the violence in South Sudan have stalled, Ethiopia officials announced Monday
Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour made a rare visit to the Coptic pope in Cairo.